ImageMagick before 6.9.11-40 and 7.x before 7.0.10-40 mishandles the -authenticate option, which allows setting a password for password-protected PDF files. The user-controlled password was not properly escaped/sanitized and it was therefore possible to inject additional shell commands via coders/pdf.c.
Published 2020-12-07 20:15:13
Updated 2023-03-11 23:15:17
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-29599

0.14%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 49 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-29599

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2020-29599

  • The product does not properly neutralize special elements that are used in XML, allowing attackers to modify the syntax, content, or commands of the XML before it is processed by an end system.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-29599

Products affected by CVE-2020-29599

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